Panji Sculpture – original place?

Seminars, publications, festivals, discussions on Panji have increased during recent years. See my article on ‚Budaya Panji‘ Article BudayaPanji 20140714 [PDF 7.3 MB]

My book about the Panji reliefs in ancient Javanese temples is a contribution to these activities. The book is available in the original English version (2013) and the Indonesian version (2014):

Lydia Kieven, Following the Cap-Figure in Majapahit Temple Reliefs. A New Look at the Religious Function of East Javanese Temples, 14th and 15th Centuries. Leiden: Brill 2013.
OPEN ACCESS: / pdf: Following+the+cap-figure.compressed [5.6 MB]
[Brill homepage] [Review Jakarta Post]

Lydia Kieven, Menelusuri Figur Bertopi dalam Relief Candi Zaman Majapahit. pandangan Baru terhadap Fungsi Religius Candi-Candi Periode Jawa Timur Abad ke-14 dan ke-15. Jakarta: EFEO 2014.
new print: Menelusuri Panji di Candi-Candi. Jakarta: Gramedia 2017.
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The website Pencinta Panji is an outcome of a meeting of Panji enthusiasts in Trawas /East-Java in September 2013.

Another website (Pusat Budaya Panji) by Henri Nurcahyo (journalist) presents a great number on Panji activities and information.

Adrian Vickers‘ (University of Sydney) blog on Panji


My recent Panji activities in Java in August/September 2015:

Report in Indonesian language Pengalaman berkelana Agustus 2015 [4 MB]









…. and in 2016/17:
working on a book on the revitalization process of the Panji tradition and culture, by visiting and meeting „Panji“-people in Java, by watching „Panji“- performances, by discussions and interviews with friends, by thinking and considering, by remembering my 20-year-long journey with Panji

presentation of paper on Wayang Jantur Panji Udan at the „Wayang-panel“, ASEASUK conference SOAS London September 2016

panel convenor of the „Panji panel“ at  EuroSEAS conference in Oxford August 2017